November 8, 2021

The London House Review

The London House Review

Title: The London House
Author: Katherine Reay
Style: Historical Fiction
Rating: 4/5

Heartbreaking story that shows the toll of generational trauma that is passed from generation to generation. When Caroline is approached by a former college friend Mat, he provides her with documentation that her great aunt ran away with a Nazi during WWII.  He plans to write an article about it and was looking for a comment. Caroline has always been told her aunt died as a child, so this comes to her as a shock. She convinces him to give her time which sends her London looking for answers. Eventually Mat and Caroline work together to unlock the mysteries behind her great aunt.

The storyline is unique and pretty different than anything I have ever read before. It's all told in present day but we get a glimpse into the past through old journals, letters and government documents. The characters are flawless, resilient, determined and easy to connect too. The story shows how history and secrets can define or impact future generations. It's a story about love, betrayal, family and loyalty.  The story is captivating and will break your heart. If you are a fan of WWII historical fiction then this is a story for you.